Startling simplicity and authenticity are some of the distinguishing features of the modern city. Just as many years ago, the rhythm of life here is unhurried and sedate. The Cambodian capital is not full of vehicles. There are a few noisy entertainment venues. Nightclubs of the city do not destroy its harmonious atmosphere. Some main values of the city are unique historical monuments, picturesque streets with a long history and religious monuments. Several interesting museums work in Phnom Penh. They acquaint guests of the city with its fascinating history and culture. But do not limit your leisure program with sightseeing tours.
The Cambodian capital has long been a large center of silk production. On local markets, you can buy high-quality clothes, shoes and hand-made accessories at attractive prices. Electronic goods that are recommended to be bought with extreme caution are manufactured here too. One of the city distinguishing features is a great number of antique shops and markets. One of the largest markets is Hidden Treasures .
Despite the fact that it is prohibited to export antique items under the existing laws, there are a lot of buyers in such markets. The matter is that the significant share of all products on markets is ordinary souvenirs that have no historical value. When you go shopping, you should remember that a “genuine” piece of art can be purchased at an unreasonably high price. The enchantingly beautiful capital with its marvelous historical monuments and incomparable national coloring attracts more foreign guests every year.